What: Geisha Gyrl: Salmon Run, a UBC street performance
When: 4 p.m., Friday, October 10
Where: Starts at The Sails art sculpture, Abbott Street and Bernard Avenue, downtown Kelowna
After a long seasonal hibernation, the performance artist Geisha Gyrl emerges from a summer slumber for her first Kelowna-based performance. This is about cultural shifts, gender flux, transgenics, land, and water.
The performance starts in the downtown core and will emerge near The Sails public art sculpture around 4 p.m., then proceed down various piers and wharfs to find the water.
Everyone interested in art and performance is welcome to come by with friends, cameras, and curiosity for this free public performance.
Who is Geisha Gyrl? Nobody knows for sure, but there have been occasional sightings of the kimono-clad performer in English Bay (http://youtu.be/_ZQsj4laTvs); Oppenheimer Park (http://youtu.be/H6cPeFKtYqQ); and as far flung as Goldsmith’s in London (http://youtu.be/7UnvLw4bqos).
It is only known that she was born in part from the legacy of Buffalo Boy and all other types of bodies that interrupt the flow of convention.
Geisha Gyrl is presented by UBC’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.